Scattering by a Conducting Infinite Cylinder Illuminated with a Gaussian Beam
An expansion of the incident Gaussian beam in terms of the cylindrical vector wave functions natural to an infinite cylinder of arbitrary orientation is presented. With such an expansion, the problem of interaction between a Gaussian beams and an infinite cylinder is studied in the framework of the generalized Lorenz-Mie theory. As an example, for the case of a tightly focused Gaussian beams propagating perpendicularly to the cylinder axis, the scattering characteristics are described in detail, and numerical results of the normalized differential scattering cross section are evaluated.
Z. W. Shi et al., "Scattering by a Conducting Infinite Cylinder Illuminated with a Gaussian Beam", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 1938-1944, 2012